PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
(a) The city council finds a sufficient petition was filed with the city clerk requesting the vacation of Wilbur Street between Blackman Avenue and Orange Street adjacent to Lots 8 and 9 of Asialas Garden Tracts of Duluth and Lot 11, Block 4 Car Line Gardens; and
(b) Pursuant to Section 100 of the City Charter and Article IV of Chapter 45 of the Duluth City Code, 1959, as amended, such petition was duly referred to the city planning commission and such commission gave due notice of public hearing and did consider same in public hearing (FN 08017); and the city planning commission found that the petitioned street is useless, based on the findings that, because the petitioned street is too narrow to be developed as a street without acquiring additional lands, there are no plans to improve the street, there are no utilities within the street and considerable wetlands would limit development of the street; and
(c) The planning commission, at its April 8, 2008, regular meeting, did approve, unanimously, vacating the street petitioned for vacation; and
(d) That the city council of the city of Duluth approves the vacation of the following and as more particularly described on Public Document No. _______________:
That part of Wilbur Street lying between the west line of Blackman Avenue and the east line of Orange Street; and
(e) That the city clerk is hereby directed to record, with the register of deeds and/or the registrar of titles of St. Louis County, Minnesota, a certified copy of this resolution together with a plat showing the portion of the street and alley to be vacated.
PLANNING COMMISSION/PLANNING DIVISION
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution vacates Wilbur Street between Blackman Avenue and Orange Street as the street serves no public use and there are no plans to improve the street. The purpose of the vacation is to allow the applicant to construct a larger garage in the future. Following the public hearing on April 8, 2008, the planning commission voted 12 yes, 0 no, and 0 abstaining to recommend the street vacation. This resolution is a counter resolution to 08-0270R which is to deny the vacation.
Petition received: February 20, 2008
Action deadline: There is no action deadline for this resolution.